Which Bantam for....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mikeeeeeeeeee, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg production and also size of eggs?
    I love the old english game bantams, but I'm not sure about eggs with them.

    I'm about 2 weeks away from buying birds. ( Chicken auction - lots of variety )

    Getting my coop ready.
     
  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bantam rocks, RIRs, and leghorns i've heard are good layers. My bantam barred rocks lay great, but of course being bantams and all, they're eggs aren't going to be nearly as big as a standard birds!
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Bantams are not production birds, and you won't really find any that lay a decent sized egg. You'd be better off with standards [​IMG]
     
  4. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    Florida
    If you want small eggs, quail are supposed to give the best feed conversion ratio. Yes, some of us do want the small eggs.
     
  5. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    http://www.kippengrabbelton.be/engels/

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    to breed info in the third section click on

    this will give information on each breed & grams their eggs weigh

    when you click on breed (scroll down under large fowl info for bantam info for breed)

    Joanne
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Orpingtoms and Salmon Favorelles and brahmas for size of egg, second year much bigger than first: then RIR, Barred Rock, and leghorns: Leghorns and Salmons Favorelles lay through the winter Not sure about RIRs or Barred Rocks;

    Old English are always nice to have a few of those around, make great mothers and sprightly little birds.
     
  7. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a local breeder that sells trios and matched pairs of Ginger Reds at the local auction.
    I'm going to get a trio of those, but after these replies, I will probably get some Barred Rocks to hang ot with them.

    Thanks guys:D
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Have fun with them!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I have no clue about production but the Dutch Banty hatching eggs I got from a BYC member were very decently sized.
     
  10. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once had an OEG bantam that laid 5 eggs a week! but that isn't usually true for OE's! she laid "jelly beans"!!! [​IMG]
     

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